Fires are not something you can anticipate, and it can be one of the last things any homeowner wants to experience. Fortunately, some things can help reduce the likelihood of roof fires. While they don’t guarantee that a fire won’t happen, it always helps be prepared for this kind of situation.
Here are helpful tips on reducing the risk of fire residential roofing systems.
Clean Your Chimney Regularly
If you have a fireplace, keeping it clean is essential in preventing roof fires. Creosote is a black or dark brown flammable tar that forms inside the chimney over time. It comes from wood smoke on the chimney walls, especially during the cooler months when you use your fireplace more. A spark will easily ignite this combustible layer of material, making regular chimney cleaning even more important. Experts suggest getting a chimney cleaning service at least once a year before the heating season begins.
Address Roof Leaks Immediately
Keep in mind that water damage is a possible fire hazard, so be sure to address roof leaks immediately. Also, hire an experienced contractor to take care of this problem for you.
Invest in a Class A-Rated Materials
You should avoid using unrated materials for your home because they don’t offer protection against fires. You can get the best fire resistance from Class A-rated materials. Invest in the best-rated roofing material that suits your budget. You can ask your local roofer to determine your options.
At Northeast Gutters and Remodeling, we install fire-resistant GAF roofing systems. We also offer siding replacement, gutter installation and snow and ice removal services. Call us at (860) 899-7878, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.